Automotive Transition Plan

Auto Transition plan cover imageTowards Future Industries: Victoria's Automotive Transition Plan

The Victorian Government is helping affected automotive supply chain businesses, workers and communities plan their next steps as Victoria's automotive industry changes.

A range of programs and initiatives have been developed as part of the Towards Future Industries: Victoria's Automotive Transition Plan including:

  • the $5 million Automotive Supply Chain Transition Program to help businesses identify and capture new opportunities in other markets (closed to new applicants)
  • the $45.1 million Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT) program to support communities affected by the departure of Ford, Holden and Toyota manufacturing operations (closed to new applicants)
  • the $8.4 million South-East Automotive Transition (SEAT) Skills Program to strengthen skills, training and job search support for workers in Melbourne's South-East.

The plan responds to the changes taking place in Victoria's automotive industry, at a time when the Victorian Government is embracing new and growing industries that will help our state remain competitive at home and overseas. The automotive industry itself will continue to grow in a range of sectors including design and engineering, parts and accessories, aftermarket, and retail, service and repair.

Victoria also has a strong manufacturing industry with many opportunities for automotive supply chain companies and workers wanting to move into new areas.

Sectors such as construction, transport and logistics, food and beverage, warehousing, and health and aged care services are growing and have many options for those looking for new jobs or business ideas.

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Page last updated: 6 July 2018